Rectal prolapse

Posted by Leon R @leonr, Aug 10, 2011

Anybody dealt with this???

I think that the frequent bowel movements associated with Celiac's disease would contribute to a rectal prolapse; therefore, the more the Celiac disease is under control, the better. Any diet that is bowel-friendly is good. I tried the gluten free diet but found it didn't make any difference. By trial and error, you'll get an idea of what works for you. I keep a stenographer's pad handy and make a daily note. It helps in keeping track. On Dec. 11, I will be seeing yet another surgeon: the sigmoid prolapsed this summer, and it's taken this long to get an appoint. The Medical system in B.C. Canada is overburdened.
I just read your other posting where you say you don't have Celiac's disease but chronic consitpation. Any straining would contribute to rectal prolapse. The aim is for a regular soft stool.

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An update: Have been fortunate enough to find a new surgeon and will be having a laparscopic resection of the sigmoid. There is a 3-6 month wait for a surgical bed here in B.C. Canada, which is not so good. But I am more confident in this new surgeon and this procedure and am taking each day as it comes.

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Not sure if this is the right forum or the proper way to ask, but my friend have the attached case is this prolapse? No pain or discomfort, but I'm worried it's more of a cancerous kind of thing. According to her this is normal

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@alonzo919

Not sure if this is the right forum or the proper way to ask, but my friend have the attached case is this prolapse? No pain or discomfort, but I'm worried it's more of a cancerous kind of thing. According to her this is normal

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Hi, @alonzo919, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Your efforts trying to get some answers about whether this is prolapse show you are a caring friend. While understandable that the issue your friend is dealing with may be hard to describe in words alone, due to the sensitive nature of the bodily region involved, we have removed the image.

This Mayo Clinic information on rectal prolapse may be useful for you and your friend https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rectal-prolapse/symptoms-causes/syc-20352837.

We cannot diagnose on Connect. If you or your friend is concerned about cancer, they should see a medical professional. It never hurts to ask. Has your friend talked to her doctor it?

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